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  אדר 20, 5768 , 26/02/08

US Jewish Tourist Flood Victim Named: David Tauber

The name of the American Jewish tourist who died in a flash flood while hiking near the Dead Sea has been released: he is David Tauber of Brooklyn, New York. 

According to Yeshiva World News, Tauber and his wife Heather had travelled to Ein Gedi for a hike from where they were staying in Jerusalem. He was swept away by a flash flood and his wife was rescued after managing to find cover in a cave.

Tauber was the cantor at the North-Shore Synagogue of Syosset, Long Island, according to YWN. He was acompanying his wife on a trip to Israel run by the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, for whom she works as a meetings coordinator.

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